Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Lincoln’s weapon of choice: the cavalry broadsword. Here’s the full story of the duel, and the sarcastic anonymous letters that caused it.
We find this funny, if only because politics has become so polarizing in today’s world, but we’d be hard-pressed to find an instance of one candidate ghost-writing letters meant to defame it’s target.
Wisconsin’s first major candidate to seek the White House
Paul Ryan wasn’t the first Wisconsin resident to seek an office in the West Wing. Wisconsin Senator Robert “Fighting Bob” LaFollette ran for president in 1925 and collected almost 5 million votes in a losing effort against Republican Calvin Coolidge.
1. 1923 cover of Time. (Time)
2. 1906 political cartoon (Wisconsin Historical Society)
3. The 50th Congressional delegation from Wisconsin. La Follette is top left right, adjacent to Oshkosh’s Philetus Sawyer. (Oshkosh Public Museum.)
Wisconsin Republican budget man Paul Ryan gets becomes the next in line for the “Hey Girl” meme.
Can’t tell a caucus from a primary? Don’t know why states have different systems for choosing delegates?
Tomorrow’s Fresh Air will answer those questions, and explain how reforms instituted since 1968 are changing the process of delegate selection. Guest: political scientist Josh Putnam from the blog Frontloading HQ.
Politico reckons that this may be Mr Santorum’s last stand: “If Santorum is ever going to offer a compelling case for staying in the race, the time to do it is Tuesday. He has a shot at winning two states, Minnesota and Missouri, which would provide a jolt of momentum at a time when Gingrich is flagging.”
Below are five takeaway points, based on a Sunlight Foundation analysis of FEC filings for nine super PACs that raised at least $500,000 in 2011 and have spent money in the presidential election.
Madison-based blog Dane101 reports that former U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, is considering a bid in the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker. Kagen’s name, along with that of State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, came up in notes taken during union endorsement interviews held in Milwaukee early in January.
See Dane101’s post for the rest of the story.